Winter Olympic Trivia
Winter Olympic Trivia Questions
Q: Where did the Olympics originate?
Q: Where are the 2010 Winter Olympic Games being held?
Q: Which country is Vancouver in?
Q: Has Canada ever hosted the Olympics before
A: Yes – Montreal in 1976 and Calgary in 1988
Q: Where were the Summer Olympics held in 2008?
A: Beijing, China
Q: In what year were the first Winter Olympic Games held? 1908, 1916, 1924, 1932?
Q: Which year did they switch the winter games to be held 2 years apart from the summer games? 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994?
Q: Which US athlete won the most medals (6) in the Winter Olympic Games for speed skating?
A: Bonnie Blair
Q: When was the first time the USA won a gold medal in hockey? 1948, 1956, 1960 or 1964?
Q: Is mogul skiing a Winter Olympic event?
Q: Is beach volleyball an Olympic event?
Q: What year were the first Winter Olympic Games televised?
? 1948, 1956, 1960 or 1964?
Q: What is the name of the figure skater who won a gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in 1998? Hint: She was only 15 at the time, making her the youngest athlete to ever win a gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games.
A: Tara Lipinski
Q: Where were the first Winter Olympic Games held in 1924? St. Moritz, Switzerland, Turin, Italy, Chamonix, France or Vancouver, Canada
A: Chamonix, France
Q: Where were the last Winter Olympic Games held in 2006
A: Turin, Italy
Q: Debi Thomas of the USA was the first black athlete to win a medal (bronze) in the Winter Olympic Games in Calgary in1988. Was sport did she win it for? Hockey, Figure Skating, Luge or Cross Country Skiing
A: Figure Skating
Q: Which country has won the most medals at the Winter Olympic Games: USA, Russia, Norway, Switzerland
Q: Which country won hockey gold in 1998? Russia, Canada, the Czech Republic, USA, or Sweden?
A: The Czech Republic
Q: Were the Winter Olympic Games ever held in Finland?
Q: Bjorn Dahle, a cross country skier from Norway, holds the record for the most medals won at the Winter Olympic Games. How many medals did he win? 6, 8, 10, 12
Q: Were the Winter Olympic Games ever held in Yugoslavia?
Q: Were the Winter Olympic Games ever held in Japan?
Q: Which country had separate teams for east and west competing in the Winter Olympic Games between 1968 and 1988?
Q: What is the name of the town that twice hosted the Winter Olympic Games in Switzerland? Lucern, St. Moritz, Zurich, or Zermatt?
A: St. Moritz
Q: Which Winter Olympic Games is this – 20th, 21st, 22nd, or 23rd
Q: What is the name of the town that twice hosted the Winter Olympic Games in the USA? Lake Tahoe, Lake Placid, Stowe, or Aspen?
Q: What country won the most medals at the last Winter Olympic Games in 2006?
Q: In Sarajevo in 1984, England won a gold medal for which sport: Slalom, Men’s figure skating, women’s speed skating, or ice dancing?
A: Ice dancing
Q: Which country won 7 of the 8 gold medals for hockey in the first 8 Winter Olympic Games?
Q: In 1960, which country won twice as many medals as the second place finisher?
The USSR came first, winning twice as many medals as the second place USA team.
Q: Which country had both their men’s and women’s team win gold for hockey in 2002?
Q: Which country had both their men’s and women’s team win silver for hockey in 2002? Sweden, Canada, Russia, the USA
Q: What is the only Winter Olympic Game that Jamaica has ever entered?
A: Bobsled (Calgary, 1988)
Q: In 1956, which country had the first skier to win all 3 alpine events? Austria, Switzerland, Sweden or Norway?
Q: What is the highest amount of gold medals won by any country at the Winter Olympic Games? 8, 10, 13, 19?
A: 13 – both Norway (2002) and the USSR (1976) have won 13 golds
Q: In 1952, a 28 year old Norwegian won 3 speed skating gold medals. What was his day job at the time? Skating coach; truck driver; school teacher; cook?
A: truck driver
Q: Which 2 countries are tied for winning the most gold medals during a Winter Olympics?
A: Norway (13 golds in 2002) and USSR (13 golds in 1976)
Q: Even though it was the first Winter Olympic Games this country attended, they won more medals than anyone else in 1956. Which country was it?
Q: Which country won gold medals in hockey for 4 straight Winter Olympic Games in 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976?
A: USSR (Russia)
Q: What 2 sports does a biathalon combine?
A: Cross country skiing and target shooting
Q: Which country won the most medals at the very first Olympic Games? Switzerland, Austria, Norway or Sweden?
Q: Which Winter Olympic Games marked the first time that the USA was the winner of the most medals? 1932, 1936, 1948 or 1952?
Q: In which Winter Olympic Games did Canada win its biggest medal count – coming in 3rd overall? 1972, 1998, 2002, 2006